Category : Energy & Infrastructure

How MAN & ABB want to advance megawatt charging

How MAN & ABB want to advance megawatt charging

In the presence of Transport Minister Volker Wissing, the near-series version of an electric truck announced by MAN drove in public for the first time - through the hangars of the former Berlin-Tempelhof airport. The vehicle has the technical prerequisites for the future megawatt charging that ABB E-Mobility plans to build up in the coming years.

Xcharge erects C6EU fast charger dozens of times in Corsica

Xcharge erects C6EU fast charger dozens of times in Corsica

Charging infrastructure specialist Xcharge has installed 50 charging points at the island's four airports and charging infrastructure at high-traffic locations along the most popular tourist routes for rental car company Hertz in Corsica, with all DC units delivering 120 or 150 kW.

Enel X provides charging solution for Vestas corporate sites

Enel X provides charging solution for Vestas corporate sites

Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has contracted Enel X to supply the charging infrastructure for the electrification of its corporate fleet in the 15 major markets of Europe and the Americas, with Enel X providing Vestas with its cloud-based charging platform and 370 chargers.

FCA offers NewMotion charging solution to fleet customers

FCA offers NewMotion charging solution to fleet customers

Fiat Chrysler and NewMotion are collaborating to systematically provide FCA's business customers with access to NewMotion's charging ecosystems. The offering will be rolled out in 12 European countries - the first being France, Germany and the UK.

Fastned builds loading parks at Rewe / Kick-off in Gießen

Fastned builds loading parks at Rewe / Kick-off in Gießen

Fastned has opened its first fast-charging location at a Rewe supermarket in Gießen, Germany. Fastned plans to follow up with a number of other charging parks at Rewe stores over the next twelve months. The parking spaces are accessible around the clock and are equipped with eight charging stations, each with a 50 kW charging pole.

Aral in Wuppertal: Loading and refuelling under one roof

Aral in Wuppertal: Loading and refuelling under one roof

Aral has put its first HPC chargers into operation under an existing filling station roof in Wuppertal. The two 300 kW columns, each with two charging points, are located at Nevigeser Straße 31. Aral will be opening further HPC infrastructure at filling stations in Germany in the coming weeks.

96 Siemens charging points for Hamburger Hochbahn depot

96 Siemens charging points for Hamburger Hochbahn depot

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has received a major order from Hamburger Hochbahn to equip two of the six carports at the Alsterdorf bus depot with a total of 96 charging points as well as medium- and low-voltage technology. Commissioning is scheduled for summer 2021.

McDonald's plans fast chargers at 1,054 German stores

McDonald's plans fast chargers at 1,054 German stores

Following a number of charging infrastructure initiatives in other European countries, McDonald's is now announcing the roll-out of charging facilities on a large scale in Germany, with all 1,054 McDonald's German stores that have a McDrive to be equipped with fast charging points by 2025.

Gebauer Elektrotechnik opens charging park near the A6 motorway

Gebauer Elektrotechnik opens charging park near the A6 motorway

Gebauer Elektrotechnik has inaugurated its first public charging park near its headquarters in Bretzfeld-Schwabbach on the A6 motorway. The site includes ten AC charging points and uses the "smopi - Die Ladeschranklösung" (smopi - the charging cabinet solution) system from the company's in-house startup of the same name.

EnBW bundles eMobility business in new subsidiary

EnBW bundles eMobility business in new subsidiary

EnBW is spinning off its electromobility business area into an independent company. EnBW mobility+ AG & Co. KG will commence operations on 1 January 2021 and will focus on the fields of charging infrastructure (CPO) and electromobility offerings (EMP).

Plug&Charge: What is still missing for the breakthrough

Plug&Charge: What is still missing for the breakthrough

In the coming year, more and more charging stations will be Plug&Charge-capable. To achieve this, many steps have been necessary behind the scenes in recent years - groundwork from which everyone should now benefit. But one thing is still missing for the technology to be used on a broad scale: a large number of Plug&Charge-capable cars.

FCA and Engie receive V2G reserve of up to 25 MW

FCA and Engie receive V2G reserve of up to 25 MW

FCA Italy and Engie EPS have been awarded a contract by Italian grid operator Terna to manage 25 megawatts of electricity to provide so-called ultra-fast frequency control services to Terna via a planned vehicle-to-grid system on the site of FCA's Mirafiori headquarters.

Switzerland: GOFAST establishes HPC sites at McDonald's

Switzerland: GOFAST establishes HPC sites at McDonald's

Swiss fast-charging provider Gotthard FASTcharge (GOFAST) is launching a project with McDonald's Switzerland to build charging infrastructure, equipping numerous drive-in restaurants to create nearly 90 new fast-charging locations by the end of 2022.